Tonight, I watched the documentary entitled "Babies". I am not into documentaries, and even less into babies. This is a departure from my usual movie watching habits. I am not a parent and this child thingy is really foreign to me. However, it is amazing to see four babies observe and discover their body, and the world around them from the time they are born to the time they reach their first birthday. It is also fascinating, to see, from a toddler perspective, four very different places on the planet: Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States of America.

Living in Houston, it is easy to forget that not every Homo sapiens have access to running water, sanitation, medicine, and all the commodities I generally take for granted.

Babies is a very refreshing documentary that does not focus, as it is too often the case, on a problem in our societies, but more on the common thread that links all members of our species.